Road Paving In Syracuse To Start Soon

Syracuse Town Council met Tuesday evening to discuss ongoing events and projects in the town.
Road paving projects were discussed. Clerk-Treasurer Julie Kline said $40,000 has been added to the already accumulated $125,000 fund set for paving the roads in poor condition. She said residents should expect that project to start soon throughout Syracuse. 
The Syracuse Library has a Summer Reading Program called “Reading with Heroes.” Seventy children joined Police Chief Tony Ciriello and other members of the Syracuse Police Department as they read through some adventure and story books.
Resident Sharon Fowler returned for the second month in a row questioning the Unsafe Building Fund. This fund was started in 2001 and there is $10,000 available. This fund is for tearing down older, unsafe buildings in town, “something we need to do,” Fowler said. There is a grant available that could add $10,000 in the fund that the council has not taken advantage of, she said.
Other topics were:
• Parks Department Mud Run, June 27, youth and adult Mud Run where 80 individuals have already registered. 
• Parks Department Bike Ride – July 11, multi-tiered community bike ride. 
• Holiday fireworks presentation – July 3 for Syracuse and July 4 for Lake Wawasee. 
• Wastewater plant – Construction will be starting later this summer and is scheduled to be finished by March. 
• Town hall mail – Town council moved to lease mail folder and folder stuffer for $199 monthly for five years. This automated appliance folds and places all mail into envelopes, bills for examples. 
• The yearly budget meeting to will take place after the regular council meeting in July.
• The town is looking into new salt storage barn.

(Story By The Times Union)